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MA Senate Passes Affordable Homes Act

Quickly following last month’s action by the Massachusetts House of Representatives, the State Senate unanimously approved its version of the Healey-Driscoll Administration’s housing bond bill, also known as the Affordable Homes Act. The Senate bill, S. 2850, not only provides historic levels of funding for various state housing programs to produce and preserve housing, in also includes several major policy changes that were priorities of the HBRAMA.


Brem appointed to Commission on Unlocking Housing Production

HBRAMA Immediate Past President Jeffery Brem has been appointed by Governor Healey to serve on the Commission on Unlocking Housing Production.


Lt. Gov. Driscoll Addresses Builders

Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll recently addressed the members of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association at its Annual Installation and Awards Banquet held at the Sea Crest Beach Resort in North Falmouth.


Landmark Study on Net Zero Energy Code & Housing Affordability

Massachusetts must take bolder steps to solve the housing affordability crisis while simultaneously counteracting climate change, including new policies to rapidly boost construction of more energy-efficient, planet-friendly homes without pricing out the next generation of homebuyers. . .


List of Towns Adopting Specialized Code Grows

As of December 5, 2023, 29 cities and towns have adopted the Municipal Opt-in Specialized Energy Code by local legislative action.


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